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Egypt to buy Hepatitis C drug at 99% discount

The Egyptian health ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding with US-based pharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences, for the supply of its hepatitis C treatment, Sovaldi, at 1% of its original price, Daily News Egypt has reported. The drug will be offered to Egyptian patients who are being treated at the expense of the country and to those who have health insurance. The price of the drug will be around EGP2,200, and will be available starting the last week in September, the ministry said.